Jenine Hulsmann


Jenine Hulsmann
Jenine is a partner specialising in competition law and regulation with a particular focus on the TMT, pharmaceutical, energy and infrastructure sectors. She advises on merger and foreign investment proceedings, competition law investigations and appeals.

Jenine has represented multinational corporations, private equity investors and financial institutions before the European Commission, European Court of Justice, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), national competition authorities, regulators and appeal courts. An accomplished antitrust advocate, she has acted on some of the most complex merger and competition investigations, securing unconditional clearances in Phase 2 investigations before the European Commission and UK competition authorities. A former secondee to the UK telecommunications regulator, she is a trusted adviser on regulation, foreign investment and national security issues.

Representative experience from her previous firm includes:

  • Telefónica SA on the £31 billion merger of O2 and Virgin Media with Liberty Global plc, including the CMA Phase 2 investigation
  • A number of CMA investigations under the Competition Act 1998 in relation to alleged excessive and unfair pricing and anti-competitive agreements in the pharmaceutical sector
  • An intervenor in Case T-399/16 - CK Telecoms UK Investments v Commission
  • The CMA market investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002 into funeral markets
  • Inmarsat on its acquisition by Triton Bidco for £2.6 billion, including the public interest intervention investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002
  • Tele 2 on the unconditional EU Phase 2 clearance of the merger between Tele2 Netherlands with T-Mobile Netherlands
  • A European Commission investigation into cross-border access to pay TV
  • EE in obtaining unconditional Phase 2 clearance of the GBP£12.5 billion acquisition by BT Group plc
  • EDF on obtaining State aid clearance for Hinkley Point C, including the subsequent appeals
  • Imagination Technologies Group PLC on its takeover offer by Canyon Bridge
  • Sainsbury's on securing unconditional Phase 1 clearance for the acquisition of Argos

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